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Thin padding & snagging velcro inside 55; the PRO 75 is MUCH better!!!,
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This review is from: Toploader Zoom 55 Camera Case From Lowepro - Top Loading Case For Your DSLR Camera and Lens (Electronics)
I ordered the 55 AW for my D5100 with 70-300 VR zoom lens and hood attached, but it fell over 1 inch short of fitting, with hood in shooting position. When I reversed the hood, it barely fit; but the hood's outter edge snagged on the lower seams of the velcro that is sewn halfway down inside (for a divider), while trying to pull it back out of the case. It was frustrating to get it back out once, and I did not put it back in again; I was afraid I would break my hood or tear up the lens/camera trying to get it out. The padding is also thin on the 55 model, and does not seem adequate enough for the safety of my equipment, when wilderness hiking. However, I just got the PRO 75 AW, and it is perfect!!! Much better built in terms of padding and pockets; it holds my camera with battery grip, 70-300mm zoom lens attached and hood on, in shooting position. And it also holds my 18-55 wide angle zoom in the upper compartment in front, and extra batteries and a micro cloth in the lower. It came with both chest harness and padded shoulder strap, and is exactly what I needed for trail photography; I LOVE IT!!! For whatever reason, Amazon would not let me review the PRO 75, saying I had already reviewed it, and asked if I wanted to edit. When I clicked the link, it brought me here, to my review of the 55 AW, so I edited. The 4 stars is for the PRO 75; I originally only gave the 55 AW a 3 star rating, and that was being generous.